Tuesday, January 26, 2016


A friend of Sue's and mine is sponsoring a memorial lecture in Sue's honor.  For detailed information please visit www.cgjungstl.org.  Here is the announcement:

Sisters: Outer and Inner, Mythic and Archetypal
The Martha Sue (Spreitler) Boaz Memorial Lecture
Presented by Christine Downing, PhD

Friday Evening Lecture
Friday, March 11, 2016, 7 - 9 PM

Saturday Morning Workshop
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 9 AM - 1 PM

Depth psychology has tended to privilege the literal and archetypal significance of child-parent and contrasexual sibling relationships and to ignore the importance of same-sex siblings to one another. Both the lecture and workshop will explore how deeply the relationship of sister to sister impacts the psychology of women, whether or not we were actually sistered in our natal families. We will also look at both the rewarding and the shadow aspects of this archetype. Although the lecture will focus on the relation of sister to sister and touch only lightly on the relationships between sisters and brothers,the workshop will look more broadly at all sibling relationhips.